Size / / /

Little things make her love him:

he says he'll call and does,

remembers to lower the seat,

makes soup when she's sick.

Krill soup, but still.

Now she flies underwater,

lays their egg on his horned feet,

wings like iced hope on her back.

Joanne Merriam lives in Nashville with her husband, three rabbits, and a reproduction sword. Her fiction has appeared in Escape Pod, Brain Harvest, and previously in Strange Horizons. You can find her at
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